I have a freezer full of URB's. Was an amazing year for sure and just might be a chance for a nice return again in 2014. As far as salt vs. river, there can be a difference but some of the river fish
are so close to coming out of the ocean it can't be much. Some fish are just better than others, lower river spawning fish don't have the fat content that the fish traveling a distance to spawn have.
That is what makes the Springers so fantastic. They don't spawn until fall so genetically they have to have the extra body fat to survive that long without eating. Ocean caught Coho are a close second. Will be smoking some of the URB's to thin out the freezer as soon as I get my new smoker.